In the United Kingdom the most common tick is the sheep tick
, also known as the deer tick or castor bean tick.
Her life may have been saved by a sheep tick
that bit her when we were on holiday.
In the UK the sheep tick
is the most common variety.
The sheep tick
(Ixodes ricinus) is the most common hard tick species in western Europe and has been established as the vector of tick-borne encephalitis virus, Babesia sp., Borrelia burgdorferi, Rickettsia helvetica, and the agent of granulocytic ehrlichiosis, Anaplasma phagocytophila, (24).
Various issues have hindered the success of the grouse shooting season in recent years, such as flooding and bad weather, the effects of the sheep tick
, the heather beetle and gut parasites.
Most common is the sheep tick
(Ixodes ricinus), active in warmer months.